Designed with Safety in Mind

When designing their tether-ready tools, Stanley Proto® thinks about safety first. All of their tether-ready tools are specifically engineered with the correct attachment holes / points from the beginning. This allows the user to add tethers without compromising the tools strength, finish, or ability to do its job correctly. Along with this added safety feature, all of Proto’s® tether-ready tools are manufactured with high quality metals and precision machining for a tough, durable tool that you can rely on for years to come.

Safety Innovations That Will Save You Money

Proto® Tethered Tool Sockets, Ratchets, and Torque Wenches have new built in safety innovations that can prevent lost sockets and save money. The Positive Control Pin Detent System keeps the socket in place while working or moving about without having to worry about it slipping off, creating a safety hazard. Unlike typical sockets with ball detent systems that only rely on friction, the Positive Control Pin Detent System requires a separate tool (punch pin or hex key) to attach or remove the socket.


TorquePlus™ Sockets Stand Above Conventional Hand Sockets

  • Allows up to 15% more torque to be applied safely to the fastener.
  • Reduces the risk of fastener rounding.
  • Improves the ability to turn worn or rounded fasteners.
TorquePlus™ technology  solves the age old problem of worn, stripped, and stubborn bolts. TorquePlus™ sockets have specially designed rounded points that allow you to grip fasteners tighter and more easily break stubborn fasteners free, when compared to conventional hand sockets. The rounded points on TorquePlus™ sockets allow the socket walls to contact the fastener walls creating a better grip on the flats of the fasteners head, taking the pressure off of the socket and fastener points. Excessive force on these points can cut through the socket wall or lead to fastener rounding.  All Proto® hand sockets come standard with the innovative TorquePlus™ design.

Wide Variety of Tether-Ready Tools Available

Stanley Proto® makes a wide variety of tools that can be used in the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical industries as well as on most job sites. These tools include Sockets, Drive Tools, Wrenches, Striking & Struck Tools, Pliers, Screwdrivers, Hex Keys and much more. All of these tools can be purchased online at

Proto® Tether-Ready Tools